Matt Duhamel, a former TV news and radio personality, has turned his attention to helping others through the power of independent film. He agrees with the idea that film can help individuals, communities and entire societies by increasing compassion, tolerance, understanding and forgiveness. By learning from his own personal trials and past failures, Matt uses his experiences as life changing tools and applies them to his thought-provoking films.
Television by Screaming Flea (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Follows different people on their hoarding issues.
Life Under the Horseshoe
Film by Metamora Films (Documentary and Biography) Director, Producer, Editor Life Under the Horseshoe is a fun, entertaining and historical look at Spring City, Utah's only live FM stage radio show. The film teaches us a little about history while taking us back to the golden age of radio. The documentary interviews Mark and Vicki Allen, the show hosts while learning more about their interesting, but opposite family history. The film also highlights the historical Victory Hall, a one-hundred-year-old restored vaudeville theater on Main Street, and "Spit & Whittle" Avenue, where Charlie (1885-1936), son of Simon Beck, had a bench the women of the town called the "Bummer's Bench." The men claimed it was where important community events were discussed and decisions made. Simon's son Charlie, paralyzed at an early age, presided at the bench providing advice and wisdom to all comers.
The Forgiveness Journey
Film by Metamora Films (Documentary and Drama) Director, Producer, Editor "The Forgiveness Journey" is a 73 minute documentary exploring the issues of forgiveness, compassion and second chances. In the film, you'll meet people who are struggling through their own personal forgiveness journey. Film Director/Producer, Matt Duhamel includes his own story about his 2006 arrest and conviction of a sex offense and his ongoing struggle to reconnect with is estranged daughter. You'll also meet Vicky, a newspaper editor living near Portland, Oregon who suffered a devastating childhood. She is currently on a forgiveness journey in hopes to forgive her mother, grandfather, and step-father. In addition to personal stories of forgiveness, psychologists, authors, and professionals are interviewed to discuss the process of forgiveness and the differences between forgiving ourselves versus others. Their interviews create a more informed understanding of the difficult, yet healing process of forgiving in our lives. Written by Matt Duhamel
Last Day with Lizzy
Film (Drama, Family and Short) Director, Producer, Editor A troubled father longs to rebuild a relationship with his distant daughter. While spending one last day together, he slowly comes to terms with a devastating past and the realization that something is not quite right with his teenage daughter.
Fashion News Live
Television by Rocco Leo Gaglioti (News) Editor Rocco Leo Gaglioti travels the world interviewing stars and fashion designers from all over the world to showcase on his show Fashion News Live
What Makes Me Tic?
Film (Documentary and Biography) Director, Producer, Editor Facing community misconceptions, four people diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome find themselves living a fulfilling and ambitious life despite consent and sometimes debilitating effects of the misunderstood disorder.
Official Selection, 2016 LDS Film Festival
Official Selection, Direct Short Online Film Festival
Official Film Selection, 2015 Awareness Festival
Logan Film Festival "Official Selection"
2014 "We Speak, Here" Film Festival, Official Selection
Best Director, Short of the Month
Academy of Art University, San Franciscso
Analy High School